What I watched: Keitel and I are watching all 8 million episodes of Dark Shadows. I used to watch it after school each day when it was aired, live, on broadcast TV. After which, I was terrified to go down to the basement and practice the piano (a useless endeavor anyway, no skilz.) There was a huge Nikko Blue Hydrangea outside the high casement window by the piano, and it’s dead, brown flowers would rattle and brush against the windows. I just knew it was the bat or the vampire coming to get me. I wrote Barnabas a fan letter and received an 8×12 glossy black and white photo with his signature in return. Wish I still had it, kitsch value, right? Fun fact: the old dude who played Maggie’s father was married to hot young Carolyn IRL for two years during the show’s run.
What I read: I took the advice of DUAN’s very own farscythe and read The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With her Mind. It was good advice – and the book is on sale for $2.99 on Kindle. There is a sequel book coming in July, Random Sh*t Flying Through The Air. Here’s the book blurb from the first book: “Teagan Frost is having a hard time keeping it together. Sure, she’s got telekinetic powers — a skill that the government is all too happy to make use of, sending her on secret break-in missions that no ordinary human could carry out. But all she really wants to do is kick back, have a beer, and pretend she’s normal for once.”
What I listened to: The Psychic Ills. Tres Warren, their singer and guitarist passed away in late March. Here is Mind Daze fom 2011. It sounds like summer to me.